BENEFITS of SFAACC MEMBERSHIP
BUSINESS NETWORKING & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
Networking is vital to successful business growth. Your Net Worth is dependent on your Network. The SFAACC Business Mixers, which feature guest speakers and workshops, are held monthly. These events give members the opportunity to establish personal as well as professional relationships with others who share mutual goals. Not only will you meet potential new clients, you’ll promote your products and services and develop lasting relationships. The SFAACC encourages and promotes networking with other African American Chambers, including the OAACC and the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce.
Receive direct business referrals from the SFAACC that will have knowledge of you and your business. The SFAACC can match you with business people who are seeking your products and/or services. We provide you company with the opportunity to increase its exposure and gain information to successfully grow your business. Inquiries directed to the SFAACC for products and services are referred only to member within the organization.
ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The SFAACC sponsors numerous seminars and educational programs, ranging from access to capital, navigating government rules and policy, and marketing strategies. Education and training provides our members the opportunity to gain critical business insights, procurement strategies, certification consulting and details on how to write effective business plans.
The support you provide the SFAACC translates into legislative and political advocacy for our members and our community. The SFAACC co-sponsors candidate’s forums, debates and voter registration initiatives to ensure that our issues and concerns are addressed by local and State candidates. The SFAACC participates in City Hall Advocacy Day and meets with all members of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor of San Francisco to discuss legislation that impacts African American businesses.
President, F. E. Jordan Associates, engineering and construction management firm
Former California State Commissioner, residential developer and a parking management operator
President of Visit San Francisco. Matt has served two terms on the Board of Directors of San Francisco Travel, and currently serves on the board of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
President and CEO, Red Dipper, Inc., (CSLB #1036788) a (C-10) Electrical Contractor and Supplies Distributor LBE/DBE/SBE
Principle, HJLC Inc., a woman and minority certified owned business which focuses on community investment and redevelopment
President, HCA & Co., based in San Francisco and does business nationally and internationally
Director at Emerge Financial Group - Tax, Accounting and Financial Services
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Matthew Ajiake, President of Sonika Corporation, has written several books on organizational management and serves as a small business consultant
Brigette LeBlanc, MTA, Membership Chair - Partner LeBlanc and Associates, LLC, LeBlanc and Associates (LAA) a boutique event consulting firm in San Francisco, with experience in event management, outreach, and tourism; delivers professionalism that cannot be duplicated by combining old fashion values and 21st-century technology that delivers results
James L. McGhee, President, J. L. M. Management Group, management consultant, California State Commissioner, Outreach Consultant for the $4 billion SF Public Utilities Expansion Program
Dr. Toye‘ Moses, President, Global Konnect Company, a Community Public Relations Company. Consulting services and partnerships with African American business community, companies and governmental agencies.
Linda Fadeke Richardson, President of ADR Continental Group, a full-service, Woman Owned Company specializing in Land Use Planning and Permitting, Project Management, Community Benefits Administration, Communications, Work-Force Training, Media, Environmental Education and Sustainable Development
Myles Stevens, AIA, RILA, President, Stevens + Associates, Architects, an international architect, planner, and landscape architect who has performed award-winning planning and design of major structures throughout California and Internationally